Zynga Co-Founder Exits Company

In a post on his Facebook page, Zynga co-founder Justin Waldron announced that he is leaving the publicly traded social gaming company.

"I've decided it's time to leave Zynga and venture off on my own again," Waldron wrote in an update on Facebook. "It's been 6 and a half years since we pushed the button to launch our first game, and each moment since has been magic. It's incredibly humbling to have worked with such a talented team. I am grateful to have had the chance to help build a company that touched so many people. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of it – both in the trenches and for playing the games."

Waldron, who helped found the company six years ago alongside Mark Pincus, is another high profile exit for the company in recent months, joining a trio of other long-serving senior executives who left "to pursue other interests."

Waldron did not offer any specific details on his future plans, but GII notes that he has been heavily investing in companies outside the video games industry.

Source: GII

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